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Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes


This forum, presented on March 7th, 2016,  provided an overview of current and potential uses of patient data from the electronic health record to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice.  This event had two objectives:

  1. Participants will gain increased awareness of the role of data to improve healthcare delivery; and
  2. Participants will gain knowledge about emerging uses of clinical data mining to improve evidence-based practice.

Librarian participants explored how they can contribute to the use of clinical data mined from the electronic health record as evidence for patient care and considered what skills they can develop to support health care organizations in the use of data.

This event was held concurrently in Seattle at University of Washington, in Salt Lake City at University of Utah, broadcast online via webinar.. Continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association is available (5 MLA CE for in-person and 3 MLA CE for online). 


Welcome and Panelists Introductions
Jean Shipman, MLS, AHIP
Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at University of Utah

David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics
Director, Center for Health Informatics and Patient Engagement
Director, Center for Clinical Informatics Research and Education
The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH
Kaelber presentation video recording

Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS
Chief Information Officer, UC San Diego Health Sciences
Clinical Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics, UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Longhurst presentation video recording

Nicholas O. Meo, M.D.
Physician Lead for Quality and Safety, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, VA Puget Sound
GME Director of Quality and Safety, Graduate Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Meo presentation video recording

Sean Mooney, Ph.D.

Chief Research Information Officer, UW Medicine
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Panel discussion video recording

Breakout Session recording
Group discussion highlights recording

Concluding Remarks
Tania P. Bardyn, MLIS, AHIP
Associate Dean & Director, Health Sciences Library
Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Presenter slides are available by request. See the Resources page for a list of works cited during this presentation.